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Compensation

  1. 1. COMPENSATION FIRST LESSON: MATTHEW 10:40-42; He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous receive righteous man's reward And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall no wise lose his reward. SECOND BIBLE LESSON: EPHESIANS 6:5-8 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged and that thou shouldest give reward unto unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great, and shouldest destroy them, which destroy the earth. Beloved this gospel is neither a vision nor a prophecy. It is the whole truth brought to you by the Father Himself. There is a recompense for all the good deeds of man. God makes sure He rewards every man for every gesture expressed by him. So, never relent in expressing good gesture to all and sundry, not minding if such a beneficiary is close to you or not, loves you or not, and never appreciates your gesture. Summarily, always suffer for doing good, for your recompense is great. If the Father is so pleased as to give you the ability to endure all things and believe fervently in the word of today, then you are free and also you are on top of the world. Whoever endures tribulation, accepts to suffer for doing good to others, and delightfully bears with a chronic sinner and unbeliever, is doing the work of God. Your outright acceptance to endure all things, care for those who despitefully use you, and deprive yourself of your rights in life, solely for the purpose of maintaining the welfare and well-being of others who hardly speak well of you, form the only avenue through which you can receive immeasurable glory from God. This is what has eluded almost every man here on earth. Many people do feel deprived cheated when they do things to minimize the burden of other brethren but the offering of such selfless duties is a sure way of salvation, eternal life, and also a sure way of
  2. 2. generating bountiful blessing from God. Our Lord Jesus Christ first exhibited this and received His reward accordingly from God. This therefore is the essence of bringing to you this truth. My motive is not to compel, deceive, cajole and or entice you to do this so, please bear with me. My main motive rather is to correct an impression you have in order that the reward for doing good may not elude you. The gist or fact embedded in this gospel is what has eluded the entire world greatly, for almost everybody in the world often complains and eventually desists from doing good whenever they are paid back with a bad coin. Do not let ignorance deprive you of your blessing from the hands of God. After all if through your unconditional love and exhibition of good works, you are saved along side another person whom you claim to be ungrateful, your reward is the greatest. This therefore constitutes the only avenue through which you could be saved. Along the line you have to seek for the welfare of your adversaries and all those who are ungrateful. But it is unfortunate that little do people know that any selfless service rendered to very ungrateful people is the only source of glory to them and the only channel for bringing salvation and blessings to the lost ones. THE SOURCE OF GLORY AND SALVATION Many people ignorantly do vow not to come back in the next generation as benefactors because of people's acts of paying them back with a bad coin. Many too, do regret having helped one person or another who in turn paid them back with a bad coin. Many others too do see themselves as being unlucky, when being rewarded evil for good. But these are acts of ignorance, for who ever knows the attending benefits involved in such gesture, never relents nor becomes discouraged in carrying out such benevolent functions, for this is the only source of glory for the benefactor and salvation for the recipient. Our Lord Jesus Christ through this medium received immense glory from God and He in turn accorded us salvation. So, never complain when you are rewarded evil for the good you do, because the glory that awaits you in the hands of God is great. The reason is that through you the souls, which anticipated no salvation, have been saved. Beloved, the blessings derivable from the truth embedded in this gospel is so great and marvelous. In fact, I do not even know how to express it so that you may be able to comprehend same. The death of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross was only the physical aspect of tribulation. But this is the spiritual aspect. Just suffer for other people's welfare and you would be bountifully blessed and rewarded. Recall the statement of Christ thus: John 17: 4-5 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
  3. 3. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory, which I had with thee before the world was. It therefore, behooves us to give to God His due glory. We should make sure all our endeavors are to His glory. The greatest way of giving God His due glory is to endure all things and accept to suffer for His sake. For as you do these, you are glorified and the recipients of such gesture are savedand all these amount to God's glory. If as many as imbibe this teaching today understand its significance, they would always insist on doing good unconditionally, and without regret. THEY TOO WOULD NO LONGER ANTICIPATE TO BE PRAISED BY MAN, NEITHER, WOULD THEY BE IN DREAD OF BLASPHEMIES AND EVIL RECOMPENSE FOR THEIR GOOD WORKS. THEY WOULD REJOICE OVER EVERYTHING, KNOWING FULLY WELL THAT THIS CONSTITUTES THE GLORY OF GOD. Blindness in fact is a very bad sickness. Also, ignorance is a very sad situation. Do you know that many people have been abstaining from rendering services to God and they are withdrawing their services to God because of what they felt or perceived as tribulations inherent in the task? But if you do not pass through these test, trials and tribulations how would you be glorified? Some People feel that it is unprofitable to serve God. Little do they know the magnitude of the glory involved in this act? Being deprived of your rights and privileges and reviled for God's sake constitutes the glory of God. So, blessed are the ear that hears this truth, and the intellect that comprehends, and the mind that is willing to exhibit same for the upliftment of the glory of God. This truth is in fact the source of your salvation and glory. This is a spiritual language and as such it could be understood by those who are in the spirit. This goes in line with one of our spiritual choruses that goes thus: "Those who seek for me in the spirit find me in the spirit, for I operate in the spirit." Those who are in the spirit are those who accept to endure tribulation and deprivation in their attempt to maximize the welfare of ungrateful and unfriendly brethren. Whoever does this receives in the spirit a glory and blessings that have no parallel. The more you endure all things the more the entire world is sure of salvation. Do not allow your perception of people's unyielding attitude towards Brotherhood of the Cross and Star stop you from bringing them in here for the Holy Father's blessing. Rather, bring all and sundry into this place, and using peace, mercy, gentleness and love, discarding all forms of unnecessary preconditions and preferences. For in so doing, you have accorded them salvation, giving glory to yourself and to your God. Do not segregate against anybody because of your preconceived notions of him as a sinner. Instead, draw everybody nearer to God. Here in Brotherhood there is no room
  4. 4. for segregation, be you black or white man. After all it is written in the scriptures thus: And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I bring, and they shall hear my voice and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (John 10.16) FIRST LESSON: MATTHEW 10: 40-42 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. FOR EVERY GOOD WORK DONE THERE IS COMPENSATION Beloved, as I often tell you, God works for those who work for him. So always discharge selfless and diligent services to God so as to be compensated accordingly. There is no service rendered to God that is for naught, so, it is imperative that you relent not in the obligations given to you by God. It is said: But this I say, He, which soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he, which soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully. II Corinthians 9:6 The greatest work is the work of the spirit that is referred to in this sermon. Whoever believes in Christ shall do the injunctions given in this sermon, the task which is as great as Christ's crucifixion on the cross. And this very work goes with such a great glory and reward, which is better experienced than imagined. Note that, it is the more you are relegated, ill treated and deprived by men for God's sake, the more those who do such things to you receive their salvation, the more the glory you receive from God, and the more God is glorified. It is this caring attitude of yours that gives the people of the world life, injects light into the world, and transforms the world from depravity to righteousness. This the salvation that is involved in accepting to endure all things. It therefore becomes insignificant and unprofitable to Brotherhood of the Cross and Star if a person in an attempt to express his love for Brotherhood of the Cross and Star rejects those who revile Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and always contributes to our detractors’ anticipated decline of the fold. The more you embrace those who despitefully use you, the more sins are eradicated from the world and salvation accorded mankind. Also, this caring attitude normally brings man to a very profitable end. THE ONLY REWARDER Having heard the above promise, it is high time you disabused your minds of the misconception that man is too ungrateful for you to render any help to him. After all no
  5. 5. man ever does anything for his fellow man. All your services and gestures are for God, the only rewarded. Do not seek for praises and glory from the hands of man. Rather, seek to be praised and glorified by God. For aside from Him, no man can praise or glorify any man. It is said that right from the time of John the Baptist, the Kingdom of God suffered violence. What does this violence connote? It does not mean physical combat. Rather it denotes a man's ability and enthusiasm to unconditionally shoulder other people's burden. So, in order to be violent to the core as a way of gaining this kingdom, you must of necessity endure all things and express equal love for all and sundry, without looking back if you are praised, compensated and rewarded accordingly by man or not. Our Lord Jesus Christ said in Matthew 11:28. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. OH! WHAT A GOOD GOD. Beloved, did you hitherto, know the significance of the above statement? Everybody has equal rights here in the kingdom. Even if a person is always fond of blaspheming against Brotherhood of the Cross and Star and doing many other things to cast a slur on the Father's reputation, do not discriminate against him for any reason. It is incumbent upon you rather, to bring everyone to God, for all that pleases God is to accord every soul salvation so that no man perishes. This is the cross, which you have to carry. It depicts living in the spirit. A Spiritual chorus affirms that ‘Olumba has quenched the fire that was set by Satan.’ But the question is what does Olumba use to extinguish such fire? Before this period, when the Christ's students and Witnesses proclaimed the Father as the Sole Spiritual Head, the entire Brotherhood of the Cross and Star was sorrowful, and none did support the idea. People even vowed not to worship man at the expense of the real Jesus Christ. Some members even maintained that for the Christ’s students/ witnesses to indulge in such an act, they could best be addressed as rebels. But today what is the case? Have all tongues not respectively sung His praise, and have all knees and heads not bowed for His rulership alone? That is the reason I have made them teachers for all members of this kingdom. Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they, which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The more you work for Him the more He works for you. If all of you gathered here had surrendered in totality to him, you would have been exalted the more. But since you have chosen to be slack in your services to God because of the shortcomings and insults involved, God also turns His eyes off you and you cannot see the light of day.
  6. 6. An adage has it that an axe cannot be put to rest if the tree has not fallen down. It is the end that always justifies the means. This is the motto for the Christ Students/Witnesses. Be serious and relentless in serving Him for you shall receive the reward for that. I have to reveal this truth to you so that you may change your attitude and go into this narrow gate that leads to eternal life and glory. IF A MAN REWARDS YOU AS YOU WORK FOR HIM, YOUR COMPENSATION IS CREDITED TO YOUR CURRENT ACCOUNT, WHICH IS ONLY A TEMPORAL ACCOUNT. BUT IF GOD PER SE COMPENSATES YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WORKS AND ENDURANCE, YOUR ACCOUNT IS A FIXED DEPOSIT ACCOUNT, PERMANENT AND ETERNAL ACCOUNT, AND IT HAS MUCH TO ITS CREDIT. AND ANY AMOUNT CREDITED TO YOUR FIXED DEPOSIT ACCOUNT NEVER RUNS BANKRUPT. THIS GOSPEL IS INDEED A VERY POWERFUL ONE, AND I DO NOT DOUBT, BECAUSE DURING EVERY ARMED FORCES' FELLOWSHIP MEETING WITH THE FATHER, WONDERFUL WORDS OFTEN GUSH OUT FROM THE FATHER'S MOUTH. As from now all Brotherhood members should know that Christ students/witnesses are the good soldiers of the Father's spiritual army, as said in: Revelation 17: 14: These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. THE INEVITABLE GATEWAY INTO GOD'S KINGDOM Apart from this avenue, there is no other gateway in the kingdom of God. So there is no way in which this could be avoided. Read the second lesson again. SECOND LESSON: EPHESIANS 6: 5-8 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your hearts, as unto Christ. Not eye service as men pleasers but as the servants of doing the will of God from the heart. With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not bond or free. WHO SHALL LEAVE UNREWARDED? Beloved, be you a Christ's Servant, Student/ Witness, Elder, Child of God, Crusader, Bishop, Chorister etc., it does not matter. The truth is that everyone is rewarded according to his works. So, whoever accepts to endure all things and suffer many things for God's sake stands rewarded accordingly, while those who flee this hard time which in essence prepare for us eternal glory in future, cannot receive anything from the hands of God. Look at how the parents of the Christ's Witnesses/ Students have
  7. 7. surrendered them for the service of the Lord. Their blessings are uncountable. Practical Students are those who fled from hard times and so they lost their glory. They are lamenting today and they pleaded to come back to the students' group but the answer is a capital NO. If everybody ran away when the fire was burning who would have to stay and put out the fire? No one. You are fighting to go back to the Christ students /witnesses pew. I am telling you NO WAY. You are a runaway soldier so leave my beloved alone. Before this period, people used to advice those who were newly initiated into Brotherhood of the Cross and Star to accept appointment or election into any pew apart from the Christ's students pew. The same thing too happened to the children of God's pew. But today, what is the case? Thousands and one are anxiously longing to be elected into the said pews. Many others also withdrew from the Christ Students/Witness pew because of the perceived punishments and deprivation. But today, they are begging to be redeployed. This is why you are told in a spiritual chorus, 'Never to relent in serving God.' Many people today are prepared, ready and very willing to deny themselves of wives, children and many other material things of this world in order to be able to serve God diligently and effectively. These people have thus accepted this condition because of their consciousness of the fact that a man is rewarded according to his labor or works. BROTHERHOOD BY EXAMPLE Never wait to be served, rather, render the maximum selfless services, you could to people for there is a reward for that from God. There was a time that the Father used to physically visit people in their different homes, and by serving them in diverse ways the Father rendered selfless services to these brethren. This is what you have to emulate for it constitutes Brotherhood by example, which is the order of the day in the kingdom today. The glory derivable from this thing is universal, but it is not for a particular group. Just adhere to what is being imparted to you. Our Lord Jesus Christ promised in John 16:7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Have you not seen the fulfillment of the above promise today? The Comforter is here in our midst hence we have a sense of direction in all the things we do. It is true that Cross must always come before crown so, suffer for now, for the time shall come when all 'sufferings shall be over' and the over-comers given a crown of life and glory. Whatever you do there must but be reward at the end. People do claim that they will only love those who love them and their families, adding
  8. 8. that they do not anticipate any tribulation. But can they love all those who love them and their families? There is no way you can escape from tribulation for it is the stepping stone to glory. Endure all things for it is only through, tribulation that, you can see glory. The price one has to pay for eternal glory is tribulation, and so take note. TRIBULATION: THE STEPPING STONE TO ETERNAL GLORY This kingdom is addressed thus: Brotherhood of the Cross and Star. Star here connotes glory, which could only be attained after much stay in the sufferings of the cross. Many Christ's students did abandon their mandate and fled because of the perceived suffering and deprivation that prevailed in the pew. But today, those who stood firm are rejoicing, for they have graduated from cross to star. Those who fled are desirous to come back but could they graduate into glory without having much experience in the cross stage? Although they are willing to come, back but there is no room for them in the Pew. Eternal suffering always awaits those who find it difficult to work for God. But those who accept to suffer for God's sake, believing that such suffering reserves for them eternal glory in this life and in future life never have problems in life. Their transformation is always once and permanent. There is no peace and glory for those who detest or abhor tribulations. Their transformation is always once and permanent. There is no peace and glory for those who detest or abhor tribulations. The people of the world address the servants of God as refugees but do not be perturbed at any allegation for the end shall justify the means. In the case of the Christ`s Students and Witnesses, people referred to them as refugees, but today they are your 'teachers'. They are the first fruits of this kingdom, believe it or not. For the bible says: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew. 5:10 Right from the beginning of time the servants of God were frightened and their lives hunted for by people. But today, the reverse is the case. All have beheld this truth. Just hold firm to God, not minding the difficulties involved, for He shall never let you down. Just hold firm unto Him, not minding the difficulties involved, for He shall never let you down. One With God is a majority. Read Romans 8:16-18. The spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children then heirs of God. " THE YIELDING AFFLICTIONS It is not uncommon to see a man of God being rejected and imprisoned. But for how long can these hitches last? Can these sufferings be compared with the glory that is to
  9. 9. be revealed to us in future? The glory that awaits all the servants of God is eternal. So, the light tribulation, which they suffer at present, is temporal. Do not long to be made a pastor, chorister child of God, Christ's, student etc. rather long to suffer tribulation whole-heartedly. For in so doing, your glory is great and there is a place exclusively designed for you in heaven. Joyfully remain in tribulation provided it is for God's sake, for your reward in the hands of God is very great and enormous. There is no suffering encountered by a man of God for God's sake that is for naught. Accordingly you shall be rewarded by God. So let us accept to suffer for Him and be partakers of His everlasting reward and glory. The way of God could be likened to a woman under labor who at the time of suffering labor pains will never have any interest for her husband, due to the intensity the labor pains which she is undergoing because of her husband. But immediately the labor is over, she again needs her husband strongly. Nursing mothers are always fond of their baby and their husband only after labor. But when they encounter intense labor pains during delivery, they always regret the beginnings of the procreation process. Similarly, the circle of God's glory, especially while in the cross stage is always very regrettable and detestable but once you graduate to the Star (Crown), your joy becomes full. GOLDEN TEXT: REVELATION 11:18 And the Nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead that they should be judged and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints and them that fear thy name, small, and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy, the Earth. THE YARDSTICK Beloved, have you realized, that you are rewarded according to your work? As many as accept to suffer for Gods sake in diverse ways shall be blessed by God accordingly, while those, who always revile God, and desire not to serve Him shall be eliminated completely from this earth. The scriptures enjoin that you should store your wealth in heaven for the wealth stored on earth are unprofitable and transitory. It is a complete waste of time for one to abandon God's services for the civil service and any other form of trade for profit maximization. If there are two people, one who decides to leave God’s services to engage in worldly commerce, while another decides to leave the worldly business and engage in God’s services, here are the consequences for each decision. Whoever abandons the services and trade of this world and engages fully in the services of God and accepts to suffer all the tribulations involved in serving God stands rewarded bountifully by God in the end. The latter person cannot meet any loss in life but eternal joy, glory, life, blessings and protection. But the former person surely stands to regret in life. The latter person never regrets, after all, his recompense is always from
  10. 10. God. Everything has been transformed in the world today to suit God’s purposes. That is why you see those who hitherto lived in affluence becoming poor, while those who were wretched for God’s sake now live happily in affluence. It is the servant of the Lord who shall eternally inherit every good blessing that abound in this kingdom, at the expense of those who refuse to be dedicated to God’s services, for the simple reason that God’s services are tedious and they entail much suffering and relegation. Do not think of investing your money and time in any business of this world, which you identify to be lucrative. Instead, be dedicated to God and His services. Always see God’s services as being paramount in your life, and totally disregard the difficulties, relegating’s, insults and deprivations involved. In so doing, you will be bountifully blessed and rewarded by God. In fact, you shall have eternal life. You cannot regret in life for so diligently dedicating yourself to God, but if you shun God’s services and you embrace other worldly and mundane matters, you have failed and you cannot see the light of God shining in you. Beloved, it is said that a stroke of the cane is sufficient unto the wise. Let he who has ears hear. May God bless His Holy Word. Amen. THANK YOU HOLY FATHER BY LEADER OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU THE SUPERNATURAL TEACHER, AND SOLE SPIRITUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSE BROTHERHOOD OF THE CROSS AND STAR THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL: COMPENSATION

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